Department:Institute for Policy Research and Engagement Rank:Research Assistant Annual Basis:12 Month
Review of Applications Begins Applications will be reviewed as needs arise.
Special Instructions to Applicants Please submit cover letter and current resume/CV.
Department Summary For over 40 years the Institute for Policy Research and Engagement (IPRE; formerly the Community Service Center) at the University of Oregon has been linking the skills, expertise and innovation of higher education with the needs of communities and organizations throughout Oregon. The IPRE is an interdisciplinary applied research and service-learning center at the University of Oregon that provides planning and technical assistance to Oregon communities. The Community Planning Workshop (CPW) is an experiential learning program of the IPRE working toward the mission of providing planning and policy analysis service to organizations throughout Oregon and educating students at the University of Oregon.
Position Summary The University of Oregon’s Institute for Policy Research and Engagement seeks to create a pool of qualified candidates to fill periodic vacancies for pro tem research/project management positions. All positions would be funding contingent, part-time, temporary assignments with an appointment of up to one year, but with the possibility of renewal for up to a total of three years depending on need, funding and/or performance. Appointments would be as research assistants, conducting research or project management under the direction of a principal investigator. Examples of current and past projects can be found at http://ipre.uoregon.edu/
Minimum Requirements • Master’s in Planning, Public Administration, Environmental Studies, or a related field. In exceptional circumstances, a Bachelor’s degree and significant professional experience in a relevant field may substitute. • Demonstrated experience with experiential service learning and applied research. • Candidates who promote and enhance diversity are strongly desired.
Professional Competencies Successful candidates will have professional experience and a commitment to working effectively with students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. We invite applications from qualified candidates who share our commitment to diversity and from members of underrepresented groups.
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